Knowing that mine is a long-term pursuit to unlearn feminine competition, last night was a tremendous opportunity for me. In a room filled with fabulous women who are equally well- and poorly acknowledged for their work, I walked in with assumptions, met them to create genuine first impressions, and finally listened to them to get more complete perspectives (even if one-sided).
Perhaps, more than how she “chooses” between clothes or ballsiness, it’s about how a woman brings a certain brightness to her life, industry, and people around her. (and not in a pejorative perky way)
P.S. No, I did not get a photo with Jessica Alba. Or Jolie O’Dell. Or Kelly Sawyer. Or Hillary Kerr or Katherine Power. Or Sophi Rossi. Or Mira Lee. I was either being classy or just being in major sponge mode.